The United Kingdom on Tuesday placed India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim as the only “Indian national” on its updated list of financial sanctions, PTI reports. Dawood, the mastermind of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, appeared on the UK Treasury department’s ‘Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK’.
The list mentions three recorded addresses for Dawood in Pakistan, where he is reportedly based. As per the notification, “Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim” is recorded to have lived at: House No 37, 30th Street – Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan; Noorabad, Karachi, Pakistan (Palatial bungalow in the hilly area); and White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan. Until last year, a fourth address – House no.29, Margalla Road, F 6/2 Street no.22, Karachi, Pakistan – was known to be his address, was now dropped from the list.
Ibrahim is wanted by Indian agencies and is considered to be the chief perpetrator of the 1993 serial bomb blasts case which left around 260 people dead, and more than 700 injured. The underworld don fled the country post the bombings and is understood to be hiding in Pakistan. However, Islamabad has repeatedly denied his presence in the country. PTI reports that Dawood’s place of birth is recorded as Kher, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, and his nationality is listed as “Indian” with a recorded Indian passport which was subsequently revoked by the government of India. A string of Indian and Pakistani passports acquired by him and misused are also on the list. “Father’s name is Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Kaskar, Mother’s name is Amina Bi, Wife’s name is Mehjabeen Shaikh. Also referred to as Hizrat and Mucchad,” the listing on Ibrahim, first made on November 7, 2003.
The listing also records 21 aliases used by Ibrahim: Abdul, Shaikh, Ismail; Abdul Aziz, Abdul Hamid; Abdul Rehman, Shaikh, Mohd, Ismail; Anis, Ibrahim, Shaikh, Mohd; Bhai, Bada; Bhai, Dawood; Bhai, Iqbal; Dilip, Aziz; Ebrahim, Dawood; Farooqi, Sheikh; Hasan, Kaskar, Dawood; Hassan, Dawood; Kaskar, Daud, Hasan, Shaikh, Ibrahim; Kaskar, Daud, Ibrahim, Memon; Kaskar, Dawood, Hasan, Ibrahim; Memon, Dawood, Ibrahim; Sabri, Dawood; Sahab, Haji; Ibrahim, Anis; Ibrahim, Dowood, Hassan, Shaikh; and Seth, Bada. Apart from Dawood, the financial sanctions list also included organisations such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Khalistan Zindabad Force and Hizbul Mujahideen. The list also includes a series of affiliates of ‘Al-Qaeda’ and the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’.